The 'Old Farmer's Almanac' Just Released the Forecast for Winter 2021-2022

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Winter is one of those things that most people have a strong reaction to鈥攅ither they totally adore it or completely despise it. But some folks, like Ree Drummond, have found themselves on both ends of the seasonal spectrum over the years. 

"When I was a little girl, winter was my favorite season," Ree says. "I was all about sledding, snowball fights, and snow days."

Then she moved to a cattle ranch, and suddenly Ree's opinion about winter froze over. 馃槀

"Seeing what it takes to trudge through snow and ice to feed animals has been enough to turn me off of frigid weather forever," she admits. 

If you're still holding on to some warm and fuzzy feelings about winter, this could be the year that finally changes your mind, too. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the upcoming season ain't going to be pretty. 

The 230-year-old publication鈥攚hich claims to make predictions with 80% accuracy鈥攋ust released its annual forecast for winter 2021-2022. It's going to be so cold across the country, they have actually taken to calling it the "season of shivers." 

Photo credit: OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
Photo credit: OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC

A painful combination of above-average snowfall and below-average temperatures are expected in the New England area, parts of the Appalachian region, throughout the Ohio Valley, in the northern part of the Deep South, and even in southern New Mexico. The Old Farmer's Almanac editor, Janice Stillman, said this winter could be "one of the longest and coldest that we鈥檝e seen in years." 

Grrreaaat. 馃槺 Break out your parka and prepare to weather some storms! 

Video: 2019 'Farmer's Almanac' Forecast

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